I’m Jamie Jauncey, a writer living in the village of Birnam, just across the river Tay from Dunkeld, in Perthshire. Apart from writing this blog, I’ve published a few novels, I help people and organisations find their voices and tell their stories, and with my wife Sarah, a counsellor and yoga teacher, I run personal insight workshops. I’m also a musician. I hope you enjoy A Few Kind Words!
New for 2020 – Podcasts!
From January 2020 I’m recording each post as a podcast, in addition to the written version which you can continue to read as usual. I’m also gradually adding selected posts from the archive (going back to 2009) as podcasts. Click here or on the Podcasts tab in the navigation bar.
This blog is called A Few Kind Words because the word kindness originally meant being kin, or kindred, or of the same kind. And since we are all humankind, we should remember to be kinder to one another when we communicate. The alternative is to be unkind, to use language which fails to connect or even alienates. The choice isn’t hard. (The header artwork is by wife, Sarah.)
- Still tickets going, @Birnamarts 17 Nov. Why Don Roberto isn't better known today is a mystery. Join me for an extr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 months ago
- Sneak preview of the book (out June 2023, @ScotStreetPress) - a story of horsemanship and adventure, politics and l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 months ago
- RT @DonRobertoCG: As you know @billykayscot my biography of him is coming out next June, published by @ScotStreetPress - a braw complement… 5 months ago
- @HI_Voices My young adult novel The Witness is set at the time of a future civil war in the Highlands and was short… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 months ago
- Looking forward to talking (and playing) with my old chum Pete Clark as we discuss the life and play the tunes of S… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 months ago
Hi Jamie, I’ve known that you are in Birnam and that you and your partner run writing courses, since being told about you by Dot at Jessie Macks a couple of years ago. I was keen to make contact as I write and teach writing, then in Dunoon, where i still live, and now in Glasgow with a friend and colleague called Lynnda Wardle. While publicising our upcoming courses I’ve found three prospective students in Blairgowrie and liked the idea of us doing a day in Birnam next Spring. However, Steph at Birnam Arts has spoken to me today about your courses and it seems that there are similarities in what we do, though your course details are currently unavailable.. I’d really like to have a chat about it. . Best wishes, June Buchanan
Hi there, Ive literally just stumbled across your blog and am really taken by the insight and writing. Looking into your home page I notice that you run writing courses and personal insight weekends and residentials. I would love to know more about your writing workshops and insight weekends. Where can I access more information? Many thanks, Lea